BEGGS-BISHOP COTTAGE

The private Beggs-Bishop Cottage is located on a residential street in one of Mendocino's historic neighborhoods. It's an easy walk to restaurants, live theater, shops, the Art Center, markets and the headlands. You can simply park your car and enjoy village life on foot or bike as we do.

Beggs-Bishop House, our home and your cottage, is hidden behind a 6 foot tall hedge which insures privacy in the garden or on your porch. The front of the cottage faces West and the view outside the gate is Heider Field, a square block of open space land held by the Mendocino Land Trust. Bordering the north of the Field on Little Lake Street are the four "mansions" as the locals call them, the Packard House, Maxwell Jarvis House, Albert Brown House, and The Blair House which some of you may recognize as Jessica Fletcher's house on "Murder She Wrote."

The Beggs-Bishop house is classified in the National Historic Register as a Category 1 Structure. We have an interesting history of the house and some of its residents in the cottage for your reading enjoyment.

A PEACEFUL PLACE TO REST...

Bedroom Picture Looking North

Late morning sunlight flows through the easterly facing windows in this picture. If you wish, there are window curtains to block the light. Bedroom Picture Looking South

If you were to stand near the lamp in the picture to the left and look toward the entrance to your bedroom you would see the view shown at the right. The beautiful antique wardrobe provides ample space for storing your belongings. The window that can be seen in the short hallway outside your bedroom looks out onto your porch and garden.

The bed itself is queen size and pleasantly firm with down comforter and Irish wool blanket to keep you cozy and warm. Each side of the bed has a nightstand and reading light. The full service telephone is located here.

A PLACE TO FIX A CUP OF COFFEE, A SIMPLE SANDWICH, OR A GOURMET MEAL...

Kitchen Counter Top Picture

The cottage includes a complete kitchen: full size stove and oven, apartment size refrigerator, coffee maker (with filters), ample cooking utensils, pots and pans, tableware and all the usual things you need in a kitchen. If we've overlooked something you need, just knock on our door and we'll do our best to rustle it up for you.

RELAX AND READ A BOOK...

Sitting Area The small sitting area can be considered an extension of the kitchen. An electric wall heater is available to take the chill off a foggy or rainy day, but the wood stove is the best source of heat. We provide the wood and lay a fire for you prior to your arrival. Cuddle up in the wicker chairs and prop your feet up on the foot stools. You'll be comfortable reading a book, visiting with the cook, or taking a cat nap. Or simply daydream while viewing the garden from the multi-pane window. Radio with cassette player and tapes are provided if you'd like a little mood music. If you forgot your vacation reading -- not to worry. The cottage has a great collection of books about the history of Mendocino and surrounding areas.

SHOWER AND A SHAVE...

Tile shower, glass door and flowered ceramic sink by local artist Steve Larkin make this a pleasant room to perform your daily toiletries. An electric wall heater helps to dissipate the moisture and the window which opens lets you listen to the local birds: robbins, geese, ducks, osprey, sea gulls, ravens, hummingbirds, and more.

Table Setting

FEAST YOUR EYES ON LOCAL ART...

Throughout the cottage, the walls are decorated with art by local folks in various media (many are friends and acquaintances). Local and European photographs by John Uhlar, drawing by Chuck Hathaway, copper work by Mike Moreland, watercolor by Erin Deither, a Patty Walker print, weaving by Betty Lette, ...

AMENITIES...

Upon your arrival the refrigerator and kitchen table are stocked with a "starter kit." It varies, but can include: yogurt, juice, soft drinks, fruit, fresh breads, and chocolate treat. We always have fresh ground french roast coffee in the cupboard, sugar, milk, black and herbal teas, fresh cut flowers in the kitchen and bedroom.

WARM SUN, THE FRAGRANCE OF THE GARDEN, A GLASS OF WINE...

Porch Scene 1 Gate Scene 1 Ah! The Porch. When the sun is out, it's the best weather in town. The porch faces west and the hedge blocks any wind and insures privacy. Pick a wicker chair, settee, double rocker or adirondack chair, get a glass of wine or iced tea, relax and enjoy the garden.

SO, IF YOU'D LIKE TO STAY AT THE COTTAGE...

Just click one of the "Reservations" buttons, or you may use e-mail or the telephone for questions and reservations.

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Mendocino, CA. 95460
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